Nutanix introduced NOS 3.5 with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Support (Tech Preview)

Today Nutanix introduced a technology preview of its support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in conjunction with the latest release of Nutanix OS (NOS) 3.5.   Again Nutanix delivers many enhancements on their Nutanix OS Architecture to expand performance and management capabilities. The PRISM GUI is now HTML5 based for multi device management support. The Prism REST APIs Supports all Nutanix functionality: server, storage, virtualization and networking and provides extensibility with … [Read more...]

Cool Tool: Foglight for Virtualization Free Edition

Not really a new tool. Former Quest and VKernel technologies merge within Foglight for Virtualization Free Edition a bunch of cool tools that are bundled together in a new name: Foglight for Virtualization. and yes,  there is a FREE edition. The Free Edition contains 6 utilities where Snapshot Explorer is newly added: Foglight for Virtualization, Free Edition Snapshot Explorer detects all snapshots, including orphaned snapshots, to avoid problems with performance and capacity. … [Read more...]

Veeam Backup & Replication v6.5 to be released in Oct/Nov

Update: version 6.5 is GA Last Wednesday I joined the Tech Field Day Roundtable. Joining us on the panel is Doug Hazelman of Veeam. We had some good discussions about their Backup & Replication features on the coming version 6.5 release. Doug announced they will release Veeam Backup & Replication version 6.5 around Oct/Nov this Year. New Features Brand new feature to allow you to backup you Veeam configuration to a file. 6.5 will support VMware vSphere 5.1 and WS2012 … [Read more...]

in the test: SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

Today we are testing Virtualization Manager from SolarWinds, a product to help IT departments that have to manage a large amount of virtual machines. This enterprise-grade software is compatible and highly integrated with VMware and Hyper-V, meaning that it is usable in the majority of big-business virtualization deployments. Features: Real-time dashboards simplify forecasting, detection, & troubleshooting of capacity bottlenecks. Identifies VM sprawl, helps you reclaim & optimize … [Read more...]

in the test: Trilead VM Explorer 4.0

Trilead VM Explorer 4 has been released and I have been asked to do a product review. Since the new version 4.0 the product has Hyper-V support. Top Features Easy to install and use Simple pricing Multi hypervisor support Job Scheduler Full and Incremental Backups Replication Trilead VM Explorer comes in one file (size 14Mb). My installation took only a few seconds (the setup requires .NET 4.0 and was already installed in my case).  The default screen provides you with … [Read more...]